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High Prescription Prices Force Many Older Americans to Make Tough Decisions

Many have to decide between their medicine or food to eat

A man reaches for a bottle of pills

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A new survey finds that most older Americans struggle to keep up with prescription costs. In fact, our guests say that people often have to make a choice between food and medicine. 

Today, we discuss the impossible situation of high prescription costs with Larry Zarzecki, a retired police officer who lives with Parkinson's disease — and his treatment costs over $3,000 per month. And, we'll hear about potential ways to lower prescription prices with AARP's Leigh Purvis.

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